HIV / AIDS
"Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat,
and he had compassion on them and healed their sick"
- Matthew 14:14
Currently, 33 million people are infected with HIV… because HIV/AIDS weakens the immune system, everyone infected with HIV/AIDS is at risk of contracting and dying from other diseases. Following are some daunting statistics:
Policy Action on HIV/AIDS
There is no existing policy action for HIV/AIDS. On July 31, 2008, President Bush reauthorized the expansive PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief).
The Administration’s Stance on HIV/AIDS
And that's why my administration has committed $63 billion to meet these challenges -- $63 billion. Building on the strong efforts of President Bush, we will carry forward the fight against HIV/AIDS. We will pursue the goal of ending deaths…we will invest in public health systems that promote wellness and focus on the health of mothers and children. -Obama’s Speech before the Ghana Parliament